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Dr Chin Hui-Lin

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  • Consultant, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, NUWoC Children's Clinic, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (UK), MCI, FAMS


Paediatric Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Paediatric Genetics & Metabolism (Inherited Conditions)


Dr Chin Hui-Lin is a Consultant with the Division of Genetics and Metabolism,Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in Paediatrics at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Chin graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, with the Jane Prize in Paediatrics and completed the Paediatric Residency Programme at the National University Healthcare System. She then obtained her Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) and membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2014. Dr Chin has since completed her Specialist Accreditation for Paediatric Medicine has been on the Singapore Medical Council Specialist Register of Paediatricians since 2017. She completed fellowship training in Clinical Genetics with Provincial Medical Genetics, BCWCH, Vancouver, Canada.

Dr Chin is a dedicated paediatrician committed to the promotion of child health needs. Her clinical specialty is in diagnosis and management of rare diseases. In her clinical service, she provides holistic care and support for individuals and families in their journey with rare and complex conditions. This includes evaluation and counselling for prenatal cases as well.

Her research interests are in rare diseases, genomic analysis and variant interpretation. She completed a Masters in Clinical Investigation under the National Research Foundation -Ministry of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship in 2017 and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Her contribution to undergraduate medical education over the years has also won her multiple teaching awards from the National University of Singapore and Department of Paediatrics including the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016 and 2019.


  • 2019 - NUS Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2018 - EQUIP Best project award and QIP Recognition Award for "Reducing Intubation related complications and improving intubation first pass rates in the Children's Emergency"
  • 2016 - NUS Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, NUS Junior Doctor Teaching Award

Journals & Publications

  1. Chin, H. L., O'Neill, K., Louie, K., Brown, L., Schlade-Bartusiak, K., Eydoux, P., Rupps, R., Farahani, A., Boerkoel, C. F., & Jones, S. (2021). An approach to rapid characterization of DMD copy number variants for prenatal risk assessment. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 185(8), 2541-2545.
  2. Tan, S., Ong, C. C., Tan, K. B., Chin, H. L., Paliwal, P. R., Ng, K., & Lin, W. (2021). Subclinical Cardiomyopathy in Miyoshi Myopathy Detected by Late Gadolinium Enhancement Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. International heart journal, 62(1), 186-192.
  3. Zhong, Y., Clapham, H. E., Aishworiya, R., Chua, Y. X., Mathews, J., Ong, M., Wang, J., Murugasu, B., Chiang, W. C., Lee, B. W., & Chin, H. L. (2021). Childhood vaccinations: Hidden impact of COVID-19 on children in Singapore. Vaccine, 39(5), 780-785.
  4. Bhatia, N. S., Lim, J. Y., Bonnard, C., Kuan, J. L., Brett, M., Wei, H., Cham, B., Chin, H., Bosso-Lefevre, C., Dharuman, P., Escande-Beillard, N., Devasia, A. G., Goh, C., Kam, S., Liew, W. K., Liew, W. K., Lin, G., Jain, K., Ng, A. Y., Subramanian, D., … SUREKids Working Group (2021). Singapore Undiagnosed Disease Program: Genomic Analysis aids Diagnosis and Clinical Management. Archives of disease in childhood, 106(1), 31-37.
  5. Lin, J., Wang, F., Chin, H. L., & Han, V. (2020). An infant with hair like fur of a teddy bear. Journal of paediatrics and child health, 56(2), 341-342.
  6. Chin, H. L., Goh, D. L., Wang, F. S., Tay, S., Heng, C. K., Donnini, C., Baruffini, E., & Pines, O. (2019). A combination of two novel VARS2 variants causes a mitochondrial disorder associated with failure to thrive and pulmonary hypertension. Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany), 97(11), 1557-1566.
  7. Chin, H. L., Lee, L. Y., & Koh, P. L. (2019). Fetal-onset Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia Type 1 due to a Novel Mutation With Severe Iron Overload and Severe Cholestatic Liver Disease. Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 41(1), e51-e53.
  8. Chang, X., Chin, H. L., Quek, S. C., Goh, D. Y., Dorajoo, R., Friedlander, Y., & Heng, C. K. (2017). The genetic variation rs6903956 in the novel androgen-dependent tissue factor pathway inhibitor regulating protein (ADTRP) gene is not associated with levels of plasma coagulation factors in the Singaporean Chinese. Thrombosis journal, 15, 1.
  9. Chin, H. L., Aw, M. M., Quak, S. H., Huang, J., Hart, C. E., Prabhakaran, K., & Goh, D. L. (2015). Two consecutive partial liver transplants in a patient with Classic Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Molecular genetics and metabolism reports, 4, 49-52.

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